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Those who have a keen interest in the consumer gadgetry segment would definitely be aware that Samsung is prepping to unveil the Galaxy S4 smartphone. The next big thing in the smartphone industry will get uncovered today in few hours time, and the S3 successor is getting all the buzz that is reserved for the Apple devices. In fact, it can be said that the launch event in New York City will be one of the highest profile events in 2013.
As Galaxy S3, the predecessor was the first ever Android smartphone to be competent with the iPhone and hence, Galaxy S4 is highly expected to be bigger, sharper and faster in every possible regard as compared to the iPhone.
Morever, Samsung is creating such an hype around its upcoming flagship smartphone in many aspect. For instance, @SamsungMobileUS tweeted an almost entirely dark image that showed one corner of the rounded-edged Galaxy S4. Also, the company asked, "Who's ready for the Global Unpacked Event on March 14?"
Nevertheless, there has been plenty of buzz and rumors surrounding the handset in question. Now, its time for all these rumors to end. The rumor mills will have to stop and all the details will be revealed right on the stage on March 14.
However, Samsung Galaxy S4 is not the only smartphone to receive such a buzz from the consumers. At the end of 2012, two big Android smartphones eaked to the surface. Firstly, the HTC M7, which arrived last month as HTC One, thereby replacing One X and One X+. The other, Samsung Galaxy S4, which is all set to splash the excitement on the consumers tomorrow.
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With HTC One already being announced and Galaxy S4 subjected to many rumors and speculations, Gizbot has come up with a list of 5 rumored features that might help Galaxy S4 to beat HTC One. Have a look at these features below.
5 Inch Full HD Display
A long standing rumor of Galaxy S4 is that the new flagship smartphone will feature a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED full HD resolution of 1080p. Eventually, with the a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Galaxy S4 will have a pixel density of 440 ppi. Full HD displays are all the rage in mobile right now, as evidenced by the early-2013 arrival of devices, hence, Samsung will not want to be left behind.
While HTC One flaunts a 4.7 inch Super LCD3 multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and an eye-popping pixel density of 469 ppi, Galaxy S4 could compete with its in this segment.
EE, the UK's only LTE operator has revealed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with support. "Ready for #TheNextGalaxy? It's coming to superfast 4GEE," the company tweeted. EEhas got a pre-registration page up for those wanting to show their interest in the Galaxy S4.
13MP 3D Camera and Samsung Orb
The latest one to surface of Galaxy S4 is that the smartphone might come with 3D-ready camera. The Korean electronics giant has filed for a trademark for 2D 3D Movie & Still and also a patent related to a panoramic imaging lens and panoramic imaging system.
Further, it is already known that Samsung is trying to introduce a feature similar to Google's Photo Sphere known as Samsung Orb, which can take panorama mode in iOS.
On the other hand, HTC gave up on the MP war and decided to equip its latest smartphone with a 4MP snapper at the back. Perhaps the most exciting feature of the new flagship HTC One is its new camera type, which HTC calls UltraPixel. This camera has a large sensor, which can take in 300% more light than a standard smartphone sensor. This should give the handset far better low light performance than other high-end smartphone cameras.
Rumors are rife that Galaxy S4 will feature eye-tracking technology. In fact, with Smart Stay, the Samsung Galaxy S3 could already detect when you were looking at its screen, so it will be no surprise if the Galaxy S4 comes with more advanced features. There are reports hinting that S4 will come with new features dubbed as Eye Pause and Eye Scroll enabling users to pause video playback and scroll pages simply by shifting gazing at the screen.
HTC One is equipped with Sense 5 UI, which has a plethora of new features including Blinkfeed, which is a notifications aggregation centre for news and social information including Facebook, Twitter, pre-defined news feeds and some select photo gallery content based on location. The information feed will get updated every two hours with data connection and quite frequently with Wi-Fi.
HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor, 2.1MP front camera for video calling, 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and a 2,300 mAh battery.
Apart from these rumored features, the Galaxy S4 might also come with 2GB RAM, 32GB and 64GB internal storage, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a huge 2,600 mAh battery, which be wirelessly charged with an optional dock, suggest some reports going on over the web.